Seemingly Cute Loris Videos Hide a Disturbing Reality

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The videos, one showing young slow loris being tickled and another featuring a loris clutching a cocktail umbrella, have received millions of views on YouTube and have become viral sensations but, animal-rights activists say, they hide a grisly truth: International trade in the endangered species that inevitably leads to their death.

Though the slow loris’ native habitat in Southeast Asia is rapidly declining, the primary threat to their survival is poaching fueled by t…Read the full story on TreeHugger